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Press Release PX-B900A


Brussels, 28th of June 2006

Plextor launches its first Blu-ray drive: the PX-B900A
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Plextor, a leading supplier of optical and storage devices, announces its first drive to use Blu-ray technology - the PX-B900A. The internal (ATAPI) re-writer drive is capable of writing and re-writing Blue-ray discs at 2x (BD-R and BD-RE) up to a maximum capacity of 25GB for single layer and 50GB for dual-layer.

Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe, says: "We are delighted to be launching our first Blu-ray device. Plextor has a long history in providing premium, high reliability optical drives and the new PX-B900A is no exception. This launch marks the start of a family of Plextor drives utilising Blu-ray technology."

Blu-ray technology is a next-generation optical disc format for storing high-definition video and data. The name Blu-ray comes from the blue-violet laser used to read and write to the disc. A Blu-ray disc can store significantly more data than a DVD (up to 25GB for single layer and 50GB for dual-layer), due to the wavelength of the blue-violet laser being shorter - which allows more information to be stored digitally in the same amount of space.

The PX-B900A not only uses the latest Blu-ray technology, but is also a highly versatile dual-layer DVD drive that combines multiple formats - DVD+/-R/RW and RAM - into one. It can accept both 12cm and 8cm discs (in the horizontal position) and has a large 8MB buffer to ensure there is no data interruption. Write speeds: 2x BD-R/BD-RE, 8x DVD+R/-R/+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+R/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW.

The Plextor PX-B900A has been developed to strict environmental and recycling standards - to meet EU RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives.

The Plextor PX-B900A will be available from September/October 2006 at Plextor's network of dealers. It is covered by Plextor's Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in).

Features and specifications:

Function PX-B900A
Positioning High end, professional drive
Interface ATAPI (IDE)
Loading mechanism Tray
BD-R (Single and Dual Layer) 2x
BD-RE (Single and Dual layer) 2x
BD-ROM (Single and Dual Layer) 2x
DVD+R DL 4x
DVD-R DL 4x
DVD+R 8x
DVD-R 8x
DVD+RW 8x
DVD-RW 6x
DVD-RAM (4.7GB) 5x (Write/Read)
DVD-ROM 8x
CD-R 24x
CD-RW 16x
CD-ROM 32x
Buffer size 8 MB
Bezel colour(s) included Both white and black

For more information or photo material contact:
Inge Spoelders (International Marketing Responsible Plextor - on +32 2 725 55 22)

This press release is also available on the Plextor website at
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/releases.asp?choice=Releases
High resolution photographs can also be seen at
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/pictures.asp?choice=Pictures

About Plextor
Plextor is a leading international manufacturer of extremely reliable, high quality recording equipment and is also one of the pioneers in the field of CD technology. From its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. Japan, Plextor has a built up tradition in the development and manufacture of advanced hardware and electronic precision equipment going back to 1918. With head offices in Japan, Europe and the United States the company mainly sells its products through a network of specialised computer dealers. Plextor Europe, established in Brussels, takes responsibility for sales, marketing and technical support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD recordable drives, CD/DVD media and USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash). In addition to optical storage, flash memory and, more recently, digital video converters, Plextor is now offering portable hard disks for any user requiring extra mobile storage and a professional network hard disk for small businesses.




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